Black man paralyzed from police shooting, father says

Jacob Blake is paralyzed from the waist down after an officer shot him seven times, his father said.
2:59 | 08/26/20

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news this evening, the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. Tonight, his family says he was shot seven times and he's now paralyzed from the waist down. The country has now seen that video of the black father shot by an officer, his three young sons in the backseat. It was his family revealing the news that he's paralyzed from the waist down during an emotional news conference today. And overnight, protesters faced off against police. The family with a message for those protesters. And tonight, the governor of Wisconsin has now declared a state of emergency. Here's ABC's Alex Perez from the scene again tonight. Reporter: Tonight, anger boiling over in Kenosha, Wisconsin, over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Protesters ignoring a curfew last night with outrage in the streets. Storming businesses, swinging baseball bats, setting buildings on fire and igniting trucks and cars. Police responding with tear gas and pepper spray. The National Guard trying to enforce order, tensions reaching a fever pitch. Get the Away from these businesses. Reporter: Blake's mother making an emotional plea for peaceful protests. Do Jacob justice on this level and examine your hearts. To all of the police officers, I'm praying for you and your families. Reporter: Now new video emerging showing a different angle just moments before Blake was riddled with bullets. He appears to be struggling on the ground with police, before getting up and walking to open his car door, when one of the officers opens fire. His three children inside watching. All my grandson ask, repeatedly, is, "Why did the police shoot my daddy in the back?" Reporter: Tonight, Blake is in the hospital. His attorney says he's paralyzed from the waist down and it will take a miracle for him to walk again. They shot my son seven times, seven times. Like he didn't matter. But my son matters. Reporter: The officers now under investigation. The Kenosha police do not wear body cameras. Justice will be served. People will be held responsible for their actions, and we will know the truth. Reporter: The shooting causing more frustration. Marchers taking to the streets in cities across the country. NBA star Lebron James expressing the anger of many. We are scared as black people in America. Black men, black women, black kids, we are -- we are terrified. Reporter: David, the doj confirmed today they are working on this case. Local investigators have 30 days to present their findings to the prosecutor here. Blake's family is calling for the officers involved to be fired immediately and held accountable. David? All right, Alex Perez in Wisconsin again tonight. Alex, thank you.

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